To integrate biodiversity in its operations, a company needs to take several steps. For every step, methods and tools exist to assist the company. Tools are used for different aims, ranging from audits and impact assessments to reporting methods and risk and opportunities assessments.
The methods and tools presented in this section are not only valuable to analyse a company’s environmental and biodiversity footprint but they can also prove economically beneficial. When evaluating a company’s processes and its activities the knowledge on a company's functioning will be improved, valuable data will be collected and new innovative methods or cost-reducing opportunities can be uncovered.
The following selection of methods and tools for implementing biodiversity in the management of your company are presented with reference to the four phases of the management cycle. By clicking onto a phase, you will be introduced to the respective tools and methods: